A close friend of Donald Trump, Republican Representative Jim Jordan, said that they would stop giving money to the federal police after Trump was charged by a grand jury in New York City.
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox News on Sunday, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, who is also the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, said that the Republicans might cut funding for the agencies that were involved in the investigation that led to the indictment of former President Trump.
A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict Trump in connection with an alleged hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election. According to Daniels, the payment was made in exchange for her silence about an extramarital affair she had had with Trump. Trump has repeatedly denied both the affair and any wrongdoing and has claimed that the investigation is a political “witch hunt.”
Jordan said in the interview that they “have the power of the purse.” He also said that they were going to look into all of these agencies to look at the “appropriation process” and maybe limit the amount of money they could get so that the government wouldn’t become “weaponized.”
Bartiromo then asked for more details, asking if that meant that both the Department of Justice and the FBI were involved. In response Jordan said “Yes.” Then he said that the government should not be involved in the election process. Before, Jordan was a strong opponent of taking money away from the police.